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People

OUR BOARD

  • David Beattie Chair

    David joined the Injury Matters board in 2007. After serving as Treasurer for many years then Vice President, David was elected to the Chair in 2016.

    He has an MBA, in addition to being a Chartered Management Accountant, and has worked in financial and general management for more than 25 years, most of these in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer.

    David is also Chair of the board of One Tree Community Services, a WA-based not-for-profit organisation operating nationwide and employing more than 500 people.

  • Dr Rina Cercarelli Deputy Chair

    Rina has conducted research in the area of injury prevention for the last 22 years.

    Rina has conducted research on road safety, childhood injury, interpersonal violence, falls prevention, and injuries involving Indigenous people. The research has been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed, international journals, and has led to significant changes in injury prevention policy in WA and nationally.

    Previously, Rina was Director and Deputy Director of the Injury Research Centre at UWA and has been a previous President of Injury Matters.

  • Freda Crucitti Board Member

    Freda holds a B. App. Sc. (Psychology), Grad. Dip Psychology (Counselling), Grad. Dip. Curriculum and Educational Technology. MAICD. Freda has been a member of the RAC Council since November 1995, serving as President and President of the Australian Automobile Association at points within this period.

    She has served as a board member, chairperson, and commissioner of multiple not for profit organisations, and was a member of the Road Trauma Support WA (RTSWA) Steering Committee and Stakeholder Reference Group.

    Freda currently holds the positions of Client Services and Strategy Director of a Tax Accounting and Financial Planning firm and the Director of an ‘in-house’ finance/mortgage broker firm.

  • Brianna Stanway Board Member

    Brianna has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Psychology) from the University of Western Australia.

    Brianna is currently practicing as an employment lawyer at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, and is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator, working in her spare time with the UWA Mediation Clinic to run training and assess new mediators for accreditation.

    Brianna has assisted clients in the health industry for a number of years and is passionate about making progress in this area.

  • Raewyn Courtney Board Member

    Raewyn has an undergraduate qualification in Physiotherapy. Raewyn also has a Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences, Master of Science (School of Public Health) and Graduate Certificate of Management from Curtin University.

    In WA Raewyn was a long term public servant in both the Health and Disability fields.

    Raewyn has worked as a Physiotherapy Head of Department in Health Services and Principal Physiotherapist at Disability Services.

    Raewyn also has extensive experience in policy and program development and consumer focused program delivery, procurement and contract management.


OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Frank Advisory Committee Member

    Frank is an honorary Noongar, born and raised in Kokomini (Mackay, Queensland).

    Frank has previously been heavily involved in supporting the local community with organisations such as the Department of Justice and Guildford Grammar. Frank has joined Injury Matters to provide support and guidance on Aboriginal engagement within the wider community.

  • Tania Advisory Committee Member

    Tania is a Whadjuk, Ballardong yok, born and raised in Boorloo (Perth), providing leadership and advice on Noongar culture and heritage through her involvement as a consultant in Aboriginal engagement initiatives and reference group workshops at Local and State Government level.

    She has worked within the construction, energy & resources sector for most of her working life, with over 20 years’ experience providing injury prevention solutions as a Workplace Health & Safety Practitioner and Consultant in both onshore and offshore greenfield and brownfield work environments.

    Tania is qualified in incident investigation techniques with emphasis on root cause analysis. She is also a lead auditor in Safety Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems.

  • Steve Advisory Committee Member

    Steve is a Yued Noongar man and has been living on Whadjuk Boodja here in Boorloo (Perth) with his family for over 20 years. Steve has a keen interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Health Science from the University of Western Australia.

    Currently working as a Director with the National Indigenous Australian Agency, Steve has over 15 years’ experience working across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs both at Commonwealth and State Levels.

    Steve is passionate about working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve outcomes and has also previously worked both as a Senior Health Promotion Officer with North Metropolitan Health and a Care Coordinator delivering services to the Perth community.

  • Katrina Advisory Committee Member

    With over a decade of experience spanning corporate and non-profit sectors, Katrina has held senior management roles in multinational and Fortune 500 companies. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded projects focused on stakeholder engagement within the Indigenous business sector, shaping organisational strategies to foster meaningful commercial outcomes for Pilbara Aboriginal-owned businesses.

    As a proud Maiawali woman, Katrina is deeply committed to advancing the First Nations business community. She serves as a business coach, leveraging her own entrepreneurial journey to support others in their pursuits. Additionally, she leads initiatives aimed at enhancing the representation and self-determination of fellow First Nations entrepreneurs and business people within the Australian business ecosystem.


OUR TEAM

  • Sandy Lukjanowski Chief Executive

    You can talk to me about: You can talk to me about most things relating to Injury Matters! Also, you can speak to me about our Strategic Plan, Our Board, Governance, Compliance, Finance, HR, High-level media inquiries, Contract and Funding Questions.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working as part of a team that genuinely cares. We make decisions ensuring positive impact, and our values are at the heart of all we do at Injury Matters. I am fortunate to work alongside such a dynamic, innovative, and caring group of people, all while making a significant difference with our community.

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  • Rachel Meade General Manager – Injury Prevention

    You can talk to me about: Injury Prevention activities, in particular preventing falls among older adults, capacity building, research and advocacy.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy the diversity of topics that I am exposed to in injury prevention and the work that we do really makes a difference in peoples lives.

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  • Ian Holbrook General Manager - Recovery Support

    You can talk to me about: Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Relationships, Communication, Pain Management, Phobias, P.T.S.D. Alcohol and other Drugs.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: As a Psychologist and former first responder, I’m excited to be a part of a team making a difference in our community.

  • Toni Williams General Manager - People and Systems

    You can talk to me about: Human resources, process development, project management, IT, systems, and corporate governance.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with everyone here at Injury Matters. Everyone here has different strengths which all complement each other. Injury Matters is like a second family.

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  • Jenny Chiang Finance and Business Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Accounts, payroll, insurance, fleet vehicle-related items and corporate governance.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working as part of a team where everybody is friendly, unique, understanding and has different strengths which complement each other. I feel very supported by the team and organisation as well!

  • Twinkle Kajaria Systems and Business Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Human Resources, Recruitment Process, IT Systems, Employee engagement & wellness initiatives and OH&S practices.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working with a purposeful, passionate and diverse team. Working for an altruistic organisation which collaborates with community, representing their voice and ensuring it reaches policy makers. Within my role I strive to equip, support and empower our people to feel safe and achieve their potential when contributing meaningfully back into community.

  • Clare Crabtree Administration Officer

    You can talk to me about: The People and Systems Business Unit at Injury Matters. I’m responsible for providing administrative support Injury Matters business units and secretarial support to the Chief Executive to assist in the successful delivery of activities, programs, and services.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The Team is very welcoming, positive, and passionate about the work they do. I’m happy to be a part of the team at Injury Matters!

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  • Ashleigh Kostecki Communications and Marketing Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Marketing, social media, public relations, Salesforce and design.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with people and for an organisation dedicated to making a real, positive difference.

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  • Suzanne Butler Program Delivery Lead

    You can talk to me about: Injury prevention programs including capacity building, preventing falls among older people, evidence-based best practice and the Injury Prevention and Community Falls Prevention Networks.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with a diverse range of passionate people who want to make a difference in the community and who work collaboratively. The range of issues in injury prevention mean that no two days are the same and that we engage with a variety of people and organisations.

  • Roisin Sweeney Research Evaluation Practice Lead - Injury Prevention

    You can talk to me about: Injury data, research, evaluation and advocacy activities.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working on a diverse range of projects, alongside a team that are working to have a positive impact.

  • Shaan Brems Injury Prevention Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: The Stay On Your Feet® program, website and e-Directory, mass media campaigns, grants coaching and support.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love being part of a team that shares the same vision to have a genuine and positive impact on people's lives.

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  • Karen Carey Local Government & Health Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Assisting, supporting and partnering with local governments and health services to embed injury prevention strategies and activities in public health planning, implementation and community engagement.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I love working with a great team and towards objectives that keep people safe, prevent harm and improve health outcomes. Helping people to help themselves means that we can constantly build upon and improve the safety of people in the community. Local government and health services are crucial partners with Injury Matters in ensuring that policy and infrastructure provides safe and engaging community environments and reduce the incidence and severity of injuries.

  • Maryann Fabling Education Coordinator- Allied Health

    You can talk to me about: Falls assessment and evidence-based falls prevention exercise programs which are evidence-based and the promotion of self-management strategies in the prevention of falls and enabling people to live independently and safely in the community.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: As a physiotherapist, I have worked for many years in the wellness and health industry in the areas of research, design and implementation of falls prevention programs and working with community members and with Allied Health team members.. I enjoy working with the team at Injury Matters because I am able to do this and assist others also to promote the prevention of falls.

  • Renate Van Dordrecht Injury Prevention Officer

    You can talk to me about: Stay On Your Feet® community events and displays and the development of falls prevention resources for older adults.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters:  As an Exercise Physiologist who has been responsible for developing and delivering wellness and falls prevention programs for older adults, I enjoy being involved with a team that is passionate and driven to promote the message of falls prevention to the community and bring about positive changes through connection and education.

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  • Apu Karajagi Injury Prevention Officer - Workforce Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Workforce engagement activities in the injury prevention sector, including training and events to help upskill and educate diverse health professionals working in the space. You can also talk to me about networking, partnerships, and stakeholder engagement.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The impact I am making in the prevention of adverse health outcomes - I absolutely love the awareness-raising aspect of my work around injury prevention and advocating for a safer WA for all.

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  • Kathryn Hayles Injury Prevention Officer - Community Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Stay On Your Feet community presentations, becoming a peer educator to deliver these presentations and the development of falls prevention resources for older adults living in the community.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Being part of a team that works collaboratively to make positive change in our communities, in particular improving the health and wellbeing of older adults through falls prevention strategies and education.

  • Alyson Elari Recovery Support Lead

    You can talk to me about: Recovery support activities including education and training, campaigns, resources and regional visits.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy working with genuine, like-minded people that really care about the work that they are doing. I also enjoy that every week brings something new and different. I find that very motivating.

  • Ashleigh Michael Recovery Support Coordinator- Community Engagement

    You can talk to me about: Community support after road trauma - understanding the impact of trauma and how to support yourself and those around you. You can also talk to me about mental health and wellbeing from an early intervention and prevention perspective.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: The people at Injury Matters are genuine in wanting to influence a positive impact on our community. Injury Matters as an organisation is adaptive and responsive to community needs which leads to motivating and purposeful work.

  • Janet Powell-Jones Client Liaison Coordinator

    You can talk to me about: Recovery Support administration.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: Working for an organisation that assists people is of key importance and the diversity of our team is great.

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  • Andrea Halse Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: Trauma, grief and loss, mental health and wellbeing

    What I enjoy about working at IM: I love working for an organisation that cares about it's clients, staff and wider community. Being able to help people when they are most in need. Being supported in my work by a kind and caring team.

  • Pearl Mofokeng Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: Providing support and counselling services to people affected by road trauma.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters:  I love the flexibility of being able to express myself through the work that I do and the support that I get from the team helps me to achieve that.

  • Lilian Figueira Student Counsellor

    You can talk to me about: Mental Health, Wellbeing, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Grief and Loss.

    What I enjoy about working at Injury Matters: I enjoy the experience of how authentically supportive, kind and caring the team are, as counsellor working with recovery, caring and compassion are key elements to fully support our community through challenging times.

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